As the representative body IVD Australia has a responsibility to ensure that the promotion of these products occurs in the highest ethical and responsible manner.
To this end IVD Australia has developed a Code of Conduct for the IVD industry. Adoption of this code is mandatory for IVD Australia Members, but those in the industry who are not members are also strongly encouraged to adopt it.
The Code was first officially adopted by Members at the Annual General Meeting held on 21st October 2010 and most recently reveiwed and the new version adopted by Members at the 2013 Annual General Meeting held in October 2013. In 2017, an administrative review (including member consultation) will be conducted and the Certification Program announced at the Annual General Meeting will be introduced.
IVD Australia Code of Conduct can be downloaded here
IVD Australia Guide to the Code of Conduct can be downloaded here
IVD Australia Certification Program can be accessed here
IVD Australia Training PowerPoint Presentation can be accessed here
IVD Australia will from time to time develop explanatory notes to assist and provide guidance to decision-makers to exercise discretion. Unlike the IVD Australia Code of Conduct, these notes do not have the force and effect of the Code, but they should not be inconsistent with the Code. If they are, the Code takes precedence.
These guidance documents have been prepared by the CEO to assist you with understanding and implementing our Code of Conduct. Please note: You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to legal advice from your solicitor or other professional legal services provider. If you have any specific questions about any legal matter you should consult your solicitor or other professional legal services provider. You should never delay seeking legal advice, disregard legal advice, or commence or discontinue any legal action because of information in this information sheet or on the IVD Australia website.